We review Onjali Q. Raúf’s pair of excellent children’s novels that focus on difficult issues whilst remaining filled with empathy and hope
M.T. Hill’s ‘The Breach’ is a slow burning urban horror that chills with its creeping sense of dread.
‘Echo Cycle’ is intriguing and compelling specualtive fiction, that tips its hat to Orwell whilst also taking its readers to Ancient Rome.
A book that uses infographics to examine the structure, themes, and tropes of genre movies – what’s not to love?
‘Make a Living Living’ is a book about how to follow your dreams and make a living out of it.
Stephen Biesty’s ‘Incredible Cross-Sections’ has inspired children for a quarter of century. It’s easy to see why in this anniversary edition.
Ever wondered how your brain worked? Ever wondered how you wondered? Find out with DK’s excellent new book ‘How the Brain Works.”
Scarlett Thomas’s ‘Worldquake’ series is top-notch children’s storytelling. It’s a new and improved Harry Potter for the 2020’s.
‘I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End’ is a well thought out, tactile reading experience, designed to switch children onto the magic of books
‘China Through Time’ travels through 2,500 years of history of China’s Grand Canal in 14 beautifully illustrated panels.
‘The Bat Book’ by Chalotte Milner contains everything you ever wanted to know about the nocturnal echolocating superhero-inspiring mammals.
What’s the Point of Math? If you don’t already know, you can find out in this excellent primer that informs and entertains in equal measure.
‘Breath’ by Tim Winton is a captivating book about limits and the worrying habit teenagers have of trying to break them.
Start the year off with a bang by reading Dave Hutchinson’s excellent ‘Return of the Incredible Exploding Man!’
The Droid Memoir You Are Looking For: ‘I am C-3PO – The Inside Stroy.’ Anthony Daniels reveals his experiences from episodes I-IX
Following hot on the heels of last week’s review of Ultimate DC, I’m back with another glorious DK book, Ultimate Star Wars.
‘DC Comics: Year by Year’ is a slipcased hardback perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in comic book lore.
The ‘Star Wars: Ultimate Pop Up Galaxy’ brings the saga to life in an amazing feat of cardboard engineering.
Instragram sensation ‘Strange Planet’ has arrived in book form. It’s designed to make you laugh & fill festive foot fabric tubes everywhere.
Stay on target with ‘The Rebel Starfighters Owners Workshop Manual.’ Everything you ever wanted to know about maintaining your X-Wing.
‘Big Ideas for Curious Minds’ will help your child understand themselves and the wider world. This excellent book will help bring families closer together.
Seeing Gender is an excellent book about free expression and understanding the multi-faced subject of gender identity.
We love books and boardgames here at GeekDad and we love this book about boardgames too! Ian Livingstone’s ‘Board Games in 100 Moves.’
‘You Smell!’ and ‘Poo!’ two excellent books that will help slake your child’s fascination with bodily functions.
‘Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life’ from DK Books. Everything you ever wanted to know about life before humans in a single awesome volume.
A history of female DC characters and creators, ‘Women of Action’ is a lovingly crafted homage to some of greatest ever comic book characters.
‘Flight’ by Zack Scott offers a detailed look at the physics and engineering of flight. It’s a sumptuous visual history of aircraft.
This Week’s Word Is “Wonderland.” This week I bring you a classic story, but not in a book, in a box. Laurence Kings’s Alice in Wonderland Story Box lets children retell Lewis Carroll’s classic, whilst making an 8-foot-long story in the process. I reviewed a similar product back in 2016 and this one is just as much […]
‘The Truth Pixie Goes to School’ A wonderful rhyming children’s story that extol’s the virtues of being the “best you can be.”
DK’s ‘My Very Important World’ is perfect for explaining the world to our children, whilst putting them at the heart of it.